Grammys Tend to Focus on Heroics in Singling Out the Jazz Solo

A Grammyish solo, by and large, is a framed event, a bravura spot-lit performance, a physical display. But jazz is about context and collaboration.

A Grammyish solo, by and large, is a framed event, a bravura spot-lit performance, a physical display. But jazz is about context and collaboration.


Review: Charles Lloyd & the Marvels Defy Easy Categories

Blues, folk, jazz and more came through in this quintet’s set at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Blues, folk, jazz and more came through in this quintet’s set at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


A Playlist Fit for a Harlem Renaissance Painter

What to listen to when raising a glass to Archibald Motley, with thanks to our Drink columnist’s cousin, Phil Schaap.


What to listen to when raising a glass to Archibald Motley, with thanks to our Drink columnist’s cousin, Phil Schaap.


For the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Monday Becomes an All-Week Affair

The Village Vanguard honors its namesake band, started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in 1966, with a weeklong engagement.

The Village Vanguard honors its namesake band, started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in 1966, with a weeklong engagement.


With ‘The Seasons,’ Ben Wendel Redefines the Musical Encounter

The vividly imagined collection of duets by the saxophonist and bassoonist was one of the standout jazz records of 2015. But it was never released in album form.

The vividly imagined collection of duets by the saxophonist and bassoonist was one of the standout jazz records of 2015. But it was never released in album form.